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"Weekend Update" Co-Anchor, "Saturday Night Live"

Colin Jost: Biography at a Glance

  • Head writer and Weekend Update co-anchor on Saturday Night Live
  • Earned three Writers Guild awards, a Peabody Award, and been nominated for 9 Emmy awards
  • Published in the The New Yorker magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Huffington Post, Staten Island Advance and Radar
  • Performed stand-up on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show and the Just for Laughs Comedy Festivals in Montreal and Chicago


"Weekend Update" Co-Anchor, "Saturday Night Live"

Colin Jost returns for his sixth season of “SNL” as co-anchor of “Weekend Update,” alongside fellow cast member Michael Che.  Additionally, Jost serves as one of the show’s head writers.

Jost joined the cast as “Weekend Update” co-anchor in 2014. Jost has been a writer at “SNL” since 2005.

Jost has won four Writers Guild Awards, a Peabody Award and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for his writing on “SNL.” He also wrote and starred in the Paramount/Netflix film “Staten Island Summer,” based on his days as a lifeguard growing up in New York. Jost and Che also hosted special editions of “Weekend Update” on MSNBC during the 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions as well as the primetime “Weekend Update Summer Edition” in 2017.

Jost is a Staten Island native and Harvard graduate. His birthday is June 29. 

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